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  1. D.C. pot gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Day

    Amid all the uncertainties surrounding the legalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia, a few things are clear. Among them is that Congress has better things to do than meddle in the purely local affairs of the District.


  2. Netanyahu's Favorable Rating Improves in U.S.Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Gallup.com

    Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the U.S. Congress that has strained relations between Israel and the White House, nearly twice as many Americans view Israel's leader favorably as unfavorably . Netanyahu's favorable score is up from 35% in 2012.


  3. Sound Off: March 2Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Terrorism >> The sting operation that just got three would-be ISIS terrorists is what our war against terror really looks like. Hooks column >> Regarding Neal Hooks' column, if you have polling done by a company financed by conservatives against unions, guess what? You show the majority supports "right to work."


  4. Right fight in DC, but wrong reasonRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

    Sometimes it's hard to choose your poison, especially when all the options are horrible. That's what it's like when the District of Columbia decides to take on Congress over an issue of self-government.


  5. Getting More Sleep Linked to Higher Well-BeingRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Gallup.com

    Americans who report that they usually get more hours of sleep per night have higher overall well-being than those who typically get fewer hours of shut-eye. Getting more hours of sleep is positively associated with having higher well-being, with the relationship peaking at eight hours and leveling off thereafter.


  6. NJ mortgage distress easing, but still higher than U.S. rateRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

    Mortgage misery is starting to ease in New Jersey, but the state still has one of the nation's highest rates of home loans that are late or in foreclosure, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. In the fourth quarter of 2014, 14.8 percent of New Jersey mortgages were either delinquent or in foreclosure, the MBA said last week.


  7. California child care data tough to findRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Wave

    "I think of Brandon everyday. It keeps me going. It keeps me living," says Stacy Lawson whose baby died at Moulton Ranch Day Care in 2001.


  8. Legislative Roundup: March 2Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | High Times

    Last week, the United States made a great deal of progress in the realm of marijuana reform. Perhaps the biggest news came from Alaska and the District of Columbia, both of which officially implemented voter approved initiatives to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.


  9. US stock market daily reportRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Stock Market Review

    Washington, D.C. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser defied threats from Republican Congressional leaders by implementing a voter-approved initiative on Thursday February 26th at 12:01 am, making DC the only place east of the Mississippi River where people can legally grow and share marijuana in private. Bowser said she was honoring the request of voters in the District of Columbia, who wanted to legalize the personal possession and/or cultivation of cannabis by adults.


  10. PARCC Testing Discussion ContinuesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | RiverBender.com

    This is the time you're hearing a lot about PARCC the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. PARCC is the test which Illinois students are taking in place of ISAT.


  11. Uncertainty Ahead for Net NeutralityRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NewsFactor

    In the afterglow of the Federal Communications Commission's decision favoring Net Neutrality, supporters are having to face some tough issues that lie ahead. The order prohibits broadband providers from blocking, slowing or selling faster delivery of content flowing through their networks.


  12. New Colorado exams begin new era of testingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | The Aspen Times

    Visit and select the subject area and then grade level to take a sample test. The new standardized test was developed by Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, and it'll occupy a chunk of classroom time for public school students in grades three through 11 during March.


  13. Why Congress Did Not Stop Marijuana Legalization in Its BackyardRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Reason Magazine

    Last Tuesday, the chairman of the House committee that oversees the District of Columbia warned D.C. officials that they could go to prison if they insisted on implementing Initiative 71 , the marijuana legalization measure that voters approved by an overwhelming margin last November. "There are very severe consequences," Rep. Jason Chaffetz told The Washington Post .


  14. Verizon's Morse Code Press Release Telegraph's the Claims of Perjury.Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Switched

    First, compare these excerpts from Verizon's press release, dated February 26th, 2015, with Verizon's District of Columbia's FiOS cable franchise agreement from 2007. See anything strange? On February 26th, 2015, Verizon put out a press release claiming that the FCC's Net Neutrality decision was a "throwback that imposes 1930's rules on the Internet".


  15. House To Vote On Indoor Tanning Prohibition For MinorsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    The bill requires indoor tanning operators to obtain proof that customers are over the age of 18. They would also have to sign a consent form acknowledging the risks of indoor tanning. The American Pediatric Association and the World Health Organization's Cancer research agency have recommended the measure.


  16. ICYMI: Maryland Near the Top of Telecommute Savings ListRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Patch.com

    The state of Maryland is near the top in telework savings nationally, according to Wallethub.com , with an average telework savings of $11,725 yearly. With National Telework Week starting on Monday, March 2, Wallethub says that the U.S. could save more than $900 billion and prevent 3.6 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, each on an annual basis, if more people were allowed to work from home.


  17. Tour Guide TaxRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Reason Magazine

    What's the difference between a tour guide and a comedian or journalist? In Savannah, Georgia, only the former needs a special license to speak. The city requires would-be guides to pass a 100-question multiple choice test, undergo a physical exam, submit to a criminal background check, and pay an annual licensing fee.


  18. Forfeiture ReformRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Reason Magazine

    The Council of the District of Columbia has voted unanimously to overhaul laws governing the police department's ability to confiscate property suspected of being involved or connected with a crime. The Civil Asset Forfeiture Amendment Act of 2014 removes the perverse incentive of allowing police and prosecutors to keep what they seize.


  19. Indiana considers 'baby boxes' for surrendering newbornsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | EMS1

    On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what's inside could save an abandoned newborn's life.


  20. Breakthrough! Building MaterialsMgO, the 'New Drywall,' is a Miracle in StoneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2014 | American Reporter

    At 61, Milwaukee native Maggie Steck has seen it all. A good-looking, energetic redhead who was the youngest of eight girls, she's been married and divorced, was a wedding photographer and successful real estate agent, and is now at the leading edge of a major advance in a well-tested material that more of us may soon use in place of drywall, Tyvek and Hardie Board to build non-toxic American homes.